Play your way with the Nintendo Switch gaming system. Whether you’re at home or on the go, solo or with friends, the Nintendo Switch system is designed to fit your life. Dock your Nintendo Switch to enjoy HD gaming on your TV. Heading out? Just undock your console and keep playing in handheld mode This bundle includes the Nintendo Switch console and Nintendo Switch dock in black, with left and right Joy‑Con controllers in Neon Blue (L) and Neon Red (R). It also includes two Joy Con strap accessories, one Joy Con grip, an HDMI cable, and Nintendo Switch AC adapter Model number HAC 001
Jumping on the Switch bandwagon, thinking I'll stay awhile.
5.0 out of 5.0 by
the eliminator on October 27, 2017
I finally played the Nintendo Switch for the first time on October 27th 2017, so I'm slightly late to the party. I say this as someone who owns both an Xbox One and PS4 and games pretty regularly.My first impression of the console was, wow, this thing is little. The joy cons are actually tiny. I'm a full size adult. But I slid the joy cons onto the sides of the tablet portion of the console and powered it up, created a Nintendo account (on my phone), signed in and did an update to the console and controllers. Neither took long. I never once used the touch screen and it took all of a minute for me to acclimate to the size and shape of the controls. It feels good even with full size hands which was surprising.Next I popped in the physical copy of Super Mario Odyssey that I preordered alongside my new console. I can't believe how tiny the game cards are, even smaller than 3DS cards. Anyways, the game was ready within a minute or 2, which is a huge relief from the long installs on a lot of PS4/Xbone games. The game fired up fast and runs great, and I played it for quite a while in portable mode before realizing, hey, I could be playing this on my TV.That's a big point, because the portable mode feels almost completely natural with no restrictions. This is truly the game changing feature it's marketed as. Playing the game with the entire system in your hands makes the Switch's versatility a huge added benefit vs. other consoles. The screen looks fantastic and definitely not too small. Granted you're dealing with significantly less technical power than other consoles, but the Switch makes up for it with polish. Everything I've done so far has worked excellent, and I can't wait to explore more of the Switch library.I never imagined that coming from gaming on the big screen to this would feel so good, but the Nintendo Switch is probably now the easiest recommendation I could make to anyone looking for a new game console.
I regret buying this...
1.0 out of 5.0 by
Carlos Gonzalez on October 15, 2018
I like how I can play big name titles on the go, but its useless as can be because the battery will only last 2 or 3 hours.The games that are out aren't really that great because most of them are really bad ports either from PC or other consoles. This is okay if you like limited battery life and crappy ports. The Switch itself is just a gaming console, there is no netflix, hulu, facebook etc.. I guess this is because they dont want to have any security exploits, but that really limits the use of the console. Online isn't free and that isn't a surprise nowadays and for $20 a year that isn't bad, but the fact that some of their biggest games don't support cloud saves is unacceptable. The online connection is also a pile because its P2P. The switch isn't for you if you take gaming seriously and what I mean is that if you only like to play a game every once in a while then this is for you, but if you comettivly play games online then don't buy this.
The Games are Great, but looking forward to the updated hardware
4.0 out of 5.0 by
Shaky Dave on June 25, 2018
Who needs another rave review of the Switch? I've owned every major video game system and many minor ones since the early 90's, this one is solidly ahead of the pack but from strictly a hardware standpoint, I wouldn't put it on top. It does everything it promises to, but it's the least excited I've been for a console since well, I bought a WiiU. While I'm glad Nintendo made something that indie developers are able to port their games to, at this point I know I'm only ever buying a Nintendo console to play a handful of first party games. That experience so far, has been phenomenal, and recommending Zelda and Mario isn't necessary, that is why you're getting a Switch in mid-2018. But I can't help but feel like for $300 this is hard to recommend over a cheaper Xbox One S if I only had to have one system. It gets even harder to stomach when you factor in the $70+ controllers and the $60 Nintendo games that almost never go on sale. I suppose it depends on who you are, where you are in life and what you want out of a gaming console, but the Switch feels like a compromise as a portable system and as a home console. The system itself just doesn't have the same build quality that I would expect from Nintendo hardware, it reminds me of a cheap Android tablet. The Wii and WiiU felt like they were made with nicer build materials, the matte plastic all over this bad boy and the dock are just kind of stale. This is an easy 5 star at $200 which it will inevitably get to, but this version of the console feels like the original fat DS to me and I'm looking forward to the DS Lite equivalent for the Switch.